by georgiabridgemen | Mar 20, 2023
All Bridgemen families have the opportunity to earn dollars toward your student’s band fees by selling ads for our Fall 2023 Football Program. Students are given credit in their band account for a portion of any advertisements sold. See detailed instructions on the documents below.
2023 Instruction Sheet
2023 Patron Ad Form
2023 Advertisement Sales Sheet
2023 Corporate Sponsorship Sheet
Please note: do not target existing advertisers in the football program, as we need to allow the students who handle those accounts in previous years to approach those advertisers about renewal.
Family of Seniors c/o 2024, place a personal message to your Senior in the football program:
2023 Senior Ad Form
by georgiabridgemen | Mar 14, 2023
A tentative Fall Calendar is now available. While there may be some minor adjustments, I feel like most of the dates are represented on this calendar. Please pay close attention to some of the following dates.
August 4th – Meet the Vikings – The band will play a role in this event. Time is still TBA
August 19th – Kickoff Classic – This is our first regular season game but it is on a Saturday
August 26th – Auxiliary Camp
September 16th – Super Saturday Rehearsal
September 23rd – Marching Contest
September 30th – Marching Contest
October 21st – Battle on the Border
Please notice all Playoff Games are listed
Lowndes Band Fall Calendar 2023 – Google Docs
by georgiabridgemen | Mar 8, 2023
If you are interested in applying for a Section Leader position or auditioning for Drum Major, please fill out the application with the link below. All applications must be submitted by May 1st, 2023.
by georgiabridgemen | Mar 6, 2023
Please take a look at the Amended April/May 2023 Calendar with the link provided. This has all of our dates for concert band rehearsals after school, parade rehearsals after school, section leader dates, drum major dates, percussion placement dates and Auxiliary clinic and auditions. Going to be busy after Spring Break so make sure that you have all of the dates noted on your calendars.
AMENDED APRIL_MAY CALENDAR – Google Docs
by georgiabridgemen | Mar 3, 2023
The 19th Annual
Battle on the Border
October 21, 2023
Martin Stadium, Valdosta, GA
Gates open at 10:00 AM
Tickets are $10
Online Band Registration for the 2023 Battle on the Border is available at this link
Registration and Entry Fees: Due to the prelims and finals format, only a limited number of performance slots are available. We cannot accept additional applications once these slots are filled. We will determine performance order by the postmark date on the application. The performance order in finals will be determined by a director’s draw at the conclusion of prelims. All applications must be submitted by October 10, 2022. All applications must be signed by the band director and the school principal.
Entry Fees and Performance Bond
The entry fee is $100 per band. All bands are required to submit a $500 Performance Appearance Bond. This will be returned to you upon your band’s arrival and registration at the contest. Please submit separate checks for your entry fee and Performance Appearance Bond.
Based on the total number of wind players in the band.
Bands may enter a higher classification but not a lower one.
Class A = 1-40
Class AA = 41-59
Class AAA = 60-79
Class AAAA = 80-100
Class AAAAA = 101 and Up
The contest will be a preliminary and final format with 8 bands selected for finals. These will be determined by the 8 highest band scores out of the prelims. Only band scores will be used decide the 8 finalists.
Percussion, drum majors, color guard, majorettes and dance line, will be judged separately. Their scores will not be used for band placement in the finals competition.
The show will be judged in Caption style: 2 music performance judges, 1 music effect judge, 2 visual performance judges, 1 visual effect judge, and 1 judge per adjudicated specialty unit. Difficulty and content will be inherent on the music and visual sheets. Judges sheets can be viewed on the GMEA website, www.gmea.org.
Our Judges for this year include:
Preliminary awards will be presented at the conclusion of the prelim competition. Each classification will have awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place bands. We will also have awards for best Drum
Major, Color Guard/Drill Team, Majorettes/Dance Line, and Percussion in each class. Bands achieving Superior or Excellent ratings will also receive awards.
Top 8 Bands (Band Scores Only) will be invited to compete in the Finals portion of the Competition. The top 4 Band Scores from Prelims will be the last four bands to perform in Finals.
The Final Awards Ceremony will only be for those bands making the finals of the competition. Awards for finalist bands for Best Music, Best Marching and Best General Effect, along with finals placement awards (8th through 1st) will be presented at the Final Awards Ceremony.
Performance Requirements and Times
All bands will be scheduled in 20 minute intervals. All bands must enter the stadium, perform, and clear the performance area within their allotted time. Performances must be between 6 and 12 minutes long. Timing begins on the first note of music and ends with the last note. Timing penalties of 1 point per minute, or an equivalent fraction thereof for fractions of a minute overtime will be assessed to those bands that do not adhere to the timing requirements of the contest. Penalty points will be deducted from the band’s overall score.
The contest schedule will be mailed out two weeks in advance of the contest date. We reserve the right to revise the overall schedule up to 5 days before the contest begins. You will be notified of any Changes.
Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen
For more information please contact: Jon Bowman
by georgiabridgemen | Feb 22, 2023
Below you will find the information discussed at our Rising 9th Grader Meeting on February 21st. Please take the time look over all of this information and do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Bowman with any questions. [email protected]
Please remember that our 9th Grade Signing Day will be on April 11th at 6:00pm in the LHS Cafeteria. This is where all of our current 8th grade students will make their commitment to join the marching band for 2023 and get measured for their uniforms.
It’s going to be a great fall and we are all very excited to have you join the largest student organization at Lowndes High School.
Rising 9th Grade Parents Meeting 2023.pptx
2023 Marching Band Info
by georgiabridgemen | Feb 6, 2023
Here is the updated calendar for second semester. Please pay close attention to all dates that apply to you.
LOWNDES HIGH BAND WINTER_SPRING CALENDAR 2023 – Google Docs
by georgiabridgemen | Aug 9, 2022
Please fill out the Google Form at the link below if you are going to be absent from a rehearsal/performance. Please note that just because you fill out this form it does not necessarily excuse you from the event. You must also turn in a doctor’s note to Mr. Bowman if you are missing for an appointment.
by georgiabridgemen | Jun 21, 2022
This year’s HEALTH FORM is now online. This form must be filled out before the first day you arrive for camp. If this form is not on file, you will not be permitted to attend rehearsal. Please make sure you get this taken care of before camp.
Health Form to complete
Also, here is some important information from the BAND NURSES. Read this now. There are things you need to know a couple of weeks prior to band camp.
Important Nurse Info to read
by georgiabridgemen | Mar 21, 2022
It is with great excitement that I am able to announce that the Georgia Bridgemen will be traveling to San Antonio, TX to participate in the Fiesta Flambeau Parade, “The World’s Largest Illuminated Night Parade” on April 26-30, 2023. It has been a long wait for our Bridgemen to hit the road again and we can’t wait. Please click on the links below to access all of the information for the trip. Please note that you will be making payments directly to Group Travel Network for this event. When you register ALL STUDENTS need to register for a Quad Room. Don’t worry…if you have money in your account or have monies raised from fundraising, we will get that to the tour company on your behalf. Please pay close attention to the deadlines on the forms. Please email Mr. Bowman, [email protected] if you have any questions.
PAYMENT AGREEMENT FORM SAN ANTONIO TRIP 2023.docx – Google Docs
Instructions for Individual Registration – Lowndes Band – San Antonio 2023
Lowndes High School Band – Fiesta Flambeau Tour – 2023 – Itinerary 03 JS
by georgiabridgemen | Jul 13, 2021
The easiest way for you to keep up with news and weather changes throughout band camp and the entire season is to download the “BAND” app on your cell phone and join the group “Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen”. You will provide your name to join (no partial names or nicknames please).
Once you are in the app, click on the gear in the bottom right corner, then click on “my settings” and choose “receive push notifications”. That will give you up-to-the-minute information from Mr. Bowman.
During camps and rehearsals, it is very hard for directors to answer emails, as they are busy with the students every single moment.
Make it a daily habit to check: the band’s website, facebook page, or the “BAND” app. The answers to most of your questions will be posted there. If there is a schedule change (due to last minute thunderstorm), it will be posted in the “BAND” app, as soon as the decision is made.
2022 BAND CAMP: July 18-22 and July 25-29
It’s going to be a great marching season!